In an interview with Madame Figaro, Laura Smet made long confidences on the heritage of her father. While the latter taints his memory, the actress confided that she hopes that her son will discover the immense monument that his grandfather was.
Laura Smet lost her father three and a half years ago. On the evening of December 5, 2017, it was at the age of 74 that Johnny Hallyday died at his home from lung cancer. While the terrible war over the legacy of the singer made the headlines for many months, the actress now wishes to hand over her father “in its rightful place: that of the greatest French star.“In the columns of Madame Figaro, Laura Smet explained: “I would like us to talk about him again as an artist and not about the nonsense he may have committed. This misinformation bothers me deeply for my son, but also for my father’s daughters, Jade and Joy, whom I unfortunately don’t see.“
Believing that all this had sullied the memory of her father, the pretty blonde wants us to remember Johnny Hallyday like a great artist. “All his life, my father went out of his way to please his fans. If I was obliged to defend myself, for personal reasons, the legal battle around his heritage has left traces, sullied his image. When one day Léo will type on the Internet ‘Johnny Hallyday’, I hope that he discovers the immense monument that his grandfather was, his incredible talent, the fervor he unleashed, his absolute charisma, rather than his personal affairs. succession, his demons, or each other’s new boyfriends“, she revealed. In December 2019, it was during an interview with It that the star had confided in half a word about his conflictual relationship with Laeticia Hallyday: “It’s just the word of a girl who hits a wall, and who tries to deal with it, as best as possible (…) I prefer the idea that you can fix what you have, including within your family. Me, I’m trying to fix things.“
Laura Smet: “The trials will have allowed us to bond together forever”
If her clan was upset, the actress is now very close to her half-brother, David Hallyday. For Madame Figaro, she said: “He lives in Portugal now, but we call each other very regularly and spend holidays together (…) I love his wife, his son, his daughters and his mother, Sylvie Vartan. The trials of recent years, we will at least have allowed us to weld together forever.Finally, the star added: “We talked to each other a lot and our common pain made us indestructible. No one can take us away from each other.“
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